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Fastest-Growing Careers
These are the occupations that were expected to have the largest rate of growth from 2018 to 2028 (for states) or 2020to 2030 (for the United States overall). Please note that these projections do not account for the impacts of the current pandemic. Many occupations are likely to have very different projections due to the rapidly changing economy. When revised data are available, they will be published here.
We found 522 growing occupations in North Carolina.
Rank Occupation Employment Percent Change Earnings Typical Education
2018 2028
1
Information Security Analysts
3,660
4,970
36%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
2
Statisticians
1,570
2,140
36%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
3
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
530
710
34%
Median wage is between $41,300 to $62,900 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
4
Physician Assistants
5,040
6,690
33%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
5
Nurse Practitioners
4,800
6,260
30%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
6
Genetic Counselors
140
180
29%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearMaster's degree
7
Software Developers, Applications
31,940
41,250
29%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearBachelor's degree
8
Personal Care Aides
32,520
41,740
28%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
9
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
3,540
4,520
28%
Median wage is less than $30,870 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
Occupational Therapy Assistants
1,500
1,910
27%
Median wage is greater than $62,900 per yearAssociate's degree